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Vue™ 7 Beyond the Basics by Richard Schrand

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How to Create a Toon-Like Effect

To start, I’ll go over the basic process for creating an effect that will look like more traditional cel-shading. Cel-shading, often referred to as toon-shading, mimics the appearance of hand-drawn imagery. One of the benefits of cel-shading is the decrease in render time because there isn’t as much detail for the software to calculate and process. This means that, when you do a cel-shading effect, your renders are going to occur super fast.

Here’s how to accomplish the cel-shading look:

  1. Create a new scene using the default atmosphere. Then add a Cone object to the scene. Why the cone? No reason other than it’s probably one of the more underutilized objects in the set, and I want to make it feel more needed. Leave ...

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